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Recommendations for polish and wax

So, with the good weather over the weekend it's starting to look like I'm going to spend a Saturday some time soon spring cleaning my motor with a full polish and a couple of layers of wax.

The question is, what should I buy?

From what I've read Bilt Hamber do some excellent stuff so I was thinking about going with their finis wax and cleanser polish. But I'm open to ideas so can anyone recommend anything that's better?

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Personally, I go for Meguiars Ultimate Compound, then Ultimate Polish, and I've been finishing off with the hard to shift Turtle Wax stuff. I'm about to buy an easier to work with wax though........as my arms get too tired.....
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I've used Autoglym HD wax and found it good. I think some waxes are better suited to certain colours though,not sure about red.
Sure someone with more knowledge will help you out.
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Collinite #845 insulator wax, provides a deep, wet look finish and lasts for months.
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The BH Cleanser Polish is an All In One product like Autoglyms SRP. I would either use SRP and Finis or for maximum durability just use Finis on its own. Obviously if you wish to use the BH AIO then feel free. The BH range is really good, they are not led my sexy marketing but there is no doubt about the quality of the products.

Using something like Megs Ultimate Compound makes a lot of sense in removing any swirls. If you are feeling rich then use the Megs UC and then the BH Cleanser Fluid (+ Cleanser Polish if desired) and the Finis Wax and keep it all topped up with their QD. Their clay, Korrosol, Surfex HD are also worth spending money on.

There is a staggering range of alternatives from Meguiars, Autoglym, Optimum (my favourite) etc but if I was forced only to use only BH products I would not loose any sleep
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I have been using Pinnacle Souveran Paste Wax. It is particularly suited for red and black cars. It's very easy to use in that you don't wait for it to haze, you just wipe it on a panel then immediately wipe off. Also, it doesn't stain black plastic trim. However, it's expensive, and apparently doesn't last as long as some of the others, but that doesn't worry me.
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Thanks all, I'll read up on your suggestions and try and make my mind up. Cheers.
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I tried ArmourAll Shield this weekend. Very inpressed with the ease of application. Still have to wait to see how it lasts
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Don't want to hijack your question Matt,but anyone got recommendations for best wax for white cars?
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Don't want to hijack your question Matt,but anyone got recommendations for best wax for white cars?
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If you can get the paint in good condition and very clean then almost any wax will look great. If possible use a polish, if not a paint cleaner and clay will really work wonders. Tar remover and iron remover are also worth buying. As with most things, it is all about the prep.

It might also be worth giving some consideration to what you want from a wax, something like Bilt Hamber Finis can last 6 months whereas others will only last a couple of months. You can also get spray waxes which are incredibly easy to use but may only last a few months
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As with most things, it is all about the prep.
I was afraid (but knew) that would be the case!
Planning on a good wash to remove all winter dirt & previous wax,claying then Autoglym SRP.
As I've got HD wax (that looked good on a silver car) I will try that first.
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Just thought I'd update on this one - I went with Bilt Hamber across the board in the end for their clay, cleanser polish and finis wax. Cost about £50 for that little lot.

I'm very, very impressed with the finish, I've virtually gotten rid of every swirl mark on the car so it looks the mutt's nuts. I think I applied the finis wax a little too thinly first time round because it didn't bead for very long, but I washed and waxed it again 2 weeks ago and it's still sparkling.

Previously I've used T-cut or armour all shield and BH is the best I've used so far by some distance.
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Glad it worked for you. The Bilt Hamber range really is very good.
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got this 50/50 wax off chemical guys ,goes on easy and rubs off easy aswell and leaves a wonderful deep shine

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got this 50/50 wax off chemical guys ,goes on easy and rubs off easy aswell and leaves a wonderful deep shine

I used to rave about that stuff before I discovered the ceramic nano polishes.

I'm using the Wolfs hardbody protection omg this stuff is amazing literally nothing sticks to the car. I tried snow foaming it the other day and the Snowfoam literally just fell off straight away.
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can you get this stuff only from the internet?
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can you get this stuff only from the internet?

There are loads of online stores selling this kit sure if you can get it places like Halfrauds or not I'm afraid.

Try this site they are very good
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/index....productId=1083

Word to the wise with all sealants preparation is key. You need to ensure paintwork is through cleaned and protected.
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i will use 50/50 for the moment cause the tin is still full of the stuff
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